Author: Patrick Gates

Patrick’s background includes 15 years of IT experience specializing in database architecture, database administration and performance tuning. He has managed the infrastructure for enterprise database operations of over 300 databases, including several ranging from 10 gigabytes to 80 terabytes. Patrick has designed and developed comprehensive database administration solutions for high performance, reliability and integrity, including backup and recovery, fault-tolerant connectivity, operations and performance monitoring, reporting, automated storage management, BCDR, SOX compliance and Co-Sourcing. A former manager at Level 3 Communications, Patrick has valuable experience in database architecture and corporate data warehousing. Patrick’s hobbies include skiing, Crossfit, hockey and playing with his kids.

Vice President and Practice Leader of Oracle Services, Datavail

Patrick’s background includes 15 years of IT experience specializing in database architecture, database administration and performance tuning. He has managed the infrastructure for enterprise database operations of over 300 databases, including several ranging from 10 gigabytes to 80 terabytes. Patrick has designed and developed comprehensive database administration solutions for high performance, reliability and integrity, including backup and recovery, fault-tolerant connectivity, operations and performance monitoring, reporting, automated storage management, BCDR, SOX compliance and Co-Sourcing. A former manager at Level 3 Communications, Patrick has valuable experience in database architecture and corporate data warehousing. Patrick’s hobbies include skiing, Crossfit, hockey and playing with his kids.

Articles Written by Patrick Gates

With its new cloud database service, in combination with its IaaS and SaaS, Oracle believes it has what it takes to become the leading cloud service provider.

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The new Oracle Cloud has enabled SMEs to solve business challenges and allowed them to leverage the same best-in-class features as enterprises.

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Even seasoned DBAs must constantly adapt, learn and practice to evolve and grow. We provide a checklist of 10 things every experienced DBA should know how to do.

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This blog post provides a checklist of skills every junior Oracle DBA should have picked up at the job after a year or two.

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A checklist of eight critical skills and areas an entry-level Oracle DBA should be familiar with to succeed on the job.

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As Oracle VM became the latest trend in the cloud-computing stack for enterprise networks, what benefits does it offer, ahead of traditional virtualization?

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Oracle unveiled what it calls the largest B2B marketplace of audience data, to help reach customized audiences with programmatic and data-driven marketing efforts.

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Oracle released two new versions of its Oracle Database Appliance toolkit, to support small- to medium-sized businesses.

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How to check if your database has been backed up and whether it's valid for recovery.

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Database management is more than resolving tickets and fixing failures. This blog post explains how and why, as a DBA, you should be proactive.

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